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Stocking Your Pantry

On November 25, 2011 by Kelly

Some of you like to stock your pantry in advance, when things are on sale. Makes sense to us, we like to do that too. However, you want to know what might be on upcoming menus and/or what is commonly needed for menus. Fair enough.

Earlier this year I developed a checklist of commonly used once a month cooking supplies. You can use this list to keep on hand for when certain items go on deep discount sale. You might also consider making a price book of these items, noting the lowest prices you have seen the items on sale for and thus creating a list for yourself of what is the best price to purchase them at. Hopefully, you find this list helpful for stocking your pantry for future cooking days.

Anything you think I left off and should consider adding?


  • Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Vanilla Yogurt


  • Breadcrumbs
  • Egg Noodles
  • Oats
  • Pasta, all shapes/kinds
  • Rice, brown
  • Rice, white
  • Tortillas

Baking Goods

  • Active Dry Yeast
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Brown Sugar
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Flour
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray
  • Olive Oil
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Whole Wheat Flour


  • 8×8 Baking Pans
  • Deep Dish 8×8 Baking Pans
  • Small Disposable Plastic Containers
  • Medium Disposable Plastic Containers
  • Quart Zippered Freezer Bags
  • Pint Zippered Freezer Bags
  • Gallon Zippered Freezer Bags

Canned Items

  • Beef Broth
  • Black Beans
  • Chicken Broth
  • Corn
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Tomato Paste
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Diced Tomatoes


  • Basil
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Celery Salt
  • Chili Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Cumin
  • Curry
  • Dry Mustard
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ginger
  • Kosher Salt
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Salt
  • Season Salt


  • BBQ Sauce
  • Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • Honey
  • Italian Dressing
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Ranch Dressing


  • Apple Juice
  • Foil
  • Pecans
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Vinegar
  • Walnuts
  • Wax Paper


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